According to Pausanias, the first sanctuary at Olympia was a temple to the earth goddess Gaia, wife of Uranus. Next it would be Kronos, son of Gaia and Uranus, who would be worshipped there after he overthrew his father. Fearing his own deposition, Kronos ate his own children, Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades, and Poseidon. Rhea, wife of Kronos, however, substituted a large stone in the place of Zeus, which Kronos ate, and Zeus was raised in saftey in Crete. Later, Zeus would return and rescue his siblings from the belly of his father, before defeating him and setting himself up as king of the gods. Various myths attribute the establishment of the games to differing people. Among them are Herakles (not the famous one, but a guardian of the infant Zeus), Zeus himself, and Aethlios, the first king of Elis. Various mythic Olympic festivals, including those of Pelops and the hero Herakles, were held at Olympia, until the games were eventually abandoned for a period of time.